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Tues. 3/13/12
Kony 2012: Unpacking The Controversial Global Sensation

Kony 2012: Unpacking The Controversial Global Sensation
Joseph KonyIn a just over a week, 80 million people have viewed a 30 minute video about the long-standing human rights abuses of a Ugandan warlord. A clever campaign for change, custom packaged for a social media world. Supporters say it’s inspiring a new generation of activists, while critics say it’s oversimplified and puts consumerism ahead of education. Who’s right? And, does it matter?

Guests:
  Margery Dillenburg, former chief operating officer Invisible Children, first year doctoral student at the Boston University School of Education
  Ethan Zuckerman, director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, co-founder of the international blogging community Global Voices

Links:
  WATCH Kony 2012
  READ Ethan Zuckerman’s blog post ‘Unpacking Kony 2012’ 
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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